No reports of Libyan civilian casualties: U.S. admiral

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Posted: Mar 23, 2011 2:03 PM
No reports of Libyan civilian casualties: U.S. admiral

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. military officer involved in enforcing the U.N.-backed no-fly zone over Libya said on Wednesday he had no reports of civilian casualties caused by coalition forces.

"There have been no reports of civilian casualties. Our mission here is to protect the civilian populace and we choose our targets and plan our actions with that as a top priority," Rear Admiral Gerard Hueber told reporters by phone from the command ship USS Mount Whitney in the Mediterranean.